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Tuesday, 8th September 2009
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North Asia "light years ahead" in mobile sector

North Asia is well ahead of other Asian areas with its mobile phone service, related products and revenues, it has been said.

According to Frost & Sullivan, the area is "light years" in front of other places due to the highest revenue per user being in South Korea and Japan.

As well as this, the mobile subscriber base in North Asia has risen 10.1 per cent year-on-year topping the 878 million mark in 2008.

In total, the five nations, including Japan, which make up the area of North Asia, accounted for almost 50 per cent of the total number of mobile subscribers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mobile penetration in Japan is currently at 86.5 per cent, noted the firm, with Taiwan and South Korea also having large shares of the market.

Japan is known as one of the most technologically advanced nations on earth, with many mobile phones in the country boasting high-tech features not always seen in other countries.

Written by Graham McPherson.